Sounds of Eddie Roberts

Sounds of Eddie Roberts

Posted By: Sounds of Eddie Roberts
Thu, Dec 31, 2020

Fast Man (Rare Sounds Remaster)

By: The New Mastersounds


This is a cover of a super rare funk track. 'Fast Man' was recorded as part of the first NMS album 'Keb Darge presents..'. However, it didn't make it to the album that was originally released 20 years ago (2001). This was actually because shortly after recording it, we became embarrassed by the break with us shouting out 'M.A.S.T.E.R. We're The Mastersounds', as we thought people would say 'who the hell are they anyway?'. 21 years later, it seems pretty funny that that's what stoped it making the cut, so for the re-master and re-press of our first album we decided to include it, and also release it digitally as a single for the first time ever!


The band recently re-pressed their debut album Keb Darge Presents: The New Mastersounds available exclusively via the Rare Sounds vinyl subscription club and included the tune as a bonus track that was not available on the first pressing.

Posted By: Sounds of Eddie Roberts
Thu, Jan 06, 2022

Under Krameria

By: Freekbass


Musical Style: Funk, Instrumental Funk, Freekbass, Funk-Rock, Color Red Music, 70's Funk, Westbound Records Funk

Musical Influences:  I (Freekbass) has this main lick of this song living on my phone-notes for a long time. I actually wrote the lick on acoustic guitar, and brought it over to bass. We wanted to keep this one raw and honest, and with the help of Eddie’s ears and production, I think we stuck to the vision. 

Musical Inspiration: I (Freekbass) has this main lick of this song living on my phone-notes for a long time. I actually wrote the lick on acoustic guitar, and brought it over to bass. We wanted to keep this one raw and honest, and with the help of Eddie’s ears and production, I think we stuck to the vision. 

Artist Statement: ‘Under Krameria’ was the most organic track we have done at Color Red. Not only in its ultimate sound and production, but they way it all came together in the studio. Even the title. We were driving around Denver during the week of the recording, and went down Krameria street stopping our van “Under” the Krameria street sign. We had just finished recording this track and we were looking for a title. Under Krameria sounded like a perfect match. 

Track Description: Freekbass keeps things raw and honest in the name of funk in “Under Krameria.” The instrumental track carries an early Funkadelic swagger as it makes heads bob and seamlessly shifts through sections. A common theme throughout is fat melodies where Freekbass’ signature thumping style is doubled with keyboardist Sky White’s roaring organ. Producer Eddie Roberts helped leverage Freekbass’ vision by keeping it simple with nods to Mandrill and Graham Central Station. After the session, the band was waiting for a title to come to them and found their van stopping under the Krameria street sign in Denver, CO. This happenstance sign is simpatico with the song’s organic nature and the perfect soundtrack for strutting down the street. 

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